Rising Above 02 Apr 17

Who is the Holy Spirit and what does He have to do in our lives? Join us as we learn how to step out of religion and learn to fly in the Christian life through the power and freedom of the Holy Spirit.

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The secret power of the Christian life:

  • The Holy Spirit

 

Who is the Holy Spirit? (John 14:16-18)

  • Our Advocate/Helper
  • The Spirit of Truth
  • The One who “will be in you”
  • Jesus’ presence

 

Three Laws Paul refers to: (Romans 8:1-4)

  1. The Law/God’s Law = God’s holy commands
  2. The Law of Sin and Death = you sin, you die
  3. The Spirit’s Law of Life = in Christ, we have Life

 

How do we “walk in the Spirit”?*

  1. Pay attention
  2. Keep in step

 

Two contrasts between law and Spirit:*

  • the law is about being committed to something
    walking in the Spirit is about being surrendered to someone
  • following the law is about following a list
    walking in the Spirit is about following a Person

 

*Andy Stanley
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  1. Were you ever sent to the principal’s office growing up? What was your “crime”? Did you feel a little bit like a condemned criminal?
  2. Read Romans 8:1. Look up the word “condemn” in a dictionary (https://www.merriam-webster.com/).
  3. What does Paul declare for those who are in Christ Jesus?
  4. What is the ‘therefore’ there for (vs. 1)? Read Romans 7:21-25 for context. Paul is a slave to two laws, in his mind, God’s law, and in his flesh, the law of sin. These are at war, and the flesh (sinful nature) cannot please God. Discuss this with your group.
  5. Read Romans 8:2-4. What ‘law’ has set us free? How has God Himself set us free? Who ‘met’ the requirements of God’s law on our behalf? The work was completed, start to finish, by God himself. So now, how are we to live?
  6. Read verses 5-8. These verses describe two different kinds of people, believers and unbelievers. What are the four statements that are made about the mind of the unbeliever (the ‘mind set on the flesh’)?
  7. To be a Christian, the Spirit of Christ must live within someone (Romans 8:9). What is the primary ingredient in the life of every believer?
  8. The Bible refers to the Holy Spirit in lots of ways: Spirit of Truth, Spirit of God, Spirit of Christ, Comforter, Counselor, Helper, and more, but always with the personal pronoun, ‘He’. He is not just some ‘force’ or power, but God Himself, giving you help. Read Romans 8:12-13, and Galatians 5:16-18. How could your life look different when you choose to walk with the Spirit?
  9. Describe the difference between condemnation and conviction.
  10. Read Romans 8:14-17. What is your relationship with God? Based on that, should love or fear define your relationship with God?

Speaker

Wyatt Klein

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